One evening over dinner, the discussion came round to memorable meals away, and the topic of roast beef, English style came up. Recalling wonderful meals in London, and a few restaurants in the US, that serve beef slices carved at table-side from a large roast, a fellow diner bemoaned the fact that he had not found a restaurant in Vancouver that served up such meals. When I tried to remember when I had last had roast beef or for that matter, roast lamb or ham served in that way, I could only think of events such as buffets at conference banquets or cruise buffets! And at the conference buffets, there were usually long line ups to get a bun, smear it with mustard or other condiments, and then have a cook slap a semi-congealed piece of meat onto the bun. Hmmm. Not too appealing.